I had done considerable research on the internet about where to stay in Panama City for a two day layover. I had booked a downtown hotel and then decided to switch to La Estancia. I was so glad we did!! Downtown Panama is incredibly noisy, busy and dirty. La Estancia is located in a park like setting at the edge of the city. It was quiet, clean, peaceful and there was all kinds of birds and wildlife to view. Yes, it is far from the international airport but close to a shopping mall, grocery store, canal, and the domestic airport. Cab rides were never more than $6 to $8 depending on where you were going. We ordered in at night from the take out menus in the common area and enjoyed the ambiance and spaciousness of our suite. La Estancia is very clean and the staff are very good about guiding you to whatever you want to see or do. They even arranged for a birthday cake for my son to be in our room when we arrived from Canada. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for peace and quiet!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Estancia. Nestled in the quiet hillside of Cerro Ancon with views to the Bridge of the Americas, we are close to the domestic airport, old town Casco Viejo, the Panama Canal, Amador Causeway, and only 10 minutes by taxi from the heart of Panama City. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Estancia Panama City
- La Estancia Hotel Panama City
- La Estancia Panama/Panama City